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April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.

Another explanation of the origins of April . . . → Read More: April Fools’ Day

Frogs and Toads – Dream Symbol

by Aisling Ireland

When thinking of animals associated with rebirth or transformation in mythology, it may be easy to overlook the lowly frog. But the frog has a prominent place in the mythology of many world cultures as a symbol of transformation or fertility meaning that the little green gal also has a firm footing . . . → Read More: Frogs and Toads – Dream Symbol

Luna, Roman Goddess of the Moon

The Romans recognized three aspects of her (also called the triad)–as the Moon-goddess, they called her Luna; as an underworld deity of magic Hekate; and as the huntress-goddess, Diana. Luna is a Roman Goddess of the moon. Together with Diana and Hekate, she formed a triad with Luna as the Goddess in Heaven, Diana . . . → Read More: Luna, Roman Goddess of the Moon

Sunset ritual spreads pagan message of unity

by Miriam Phillips A SUNSET ritual by pagan groups was held at Maumbury Rings in Dorchester to unite them in worship. Some 30 pagans, mostly from the Dorset Dolman Grove order, took part in an open ritual where they prayed to the spirits of Maumbury for peace and knowledge.

John Jameson, a member of Dorset . . . → Read More: Sunset ritual spreads pagan message of unity

Funkupaganism and Art

By Amanda Greene

Bucking the trends in religion as well as in the art world have been Robert Delford Brown’s principle occupation for the last 44 years since the founding of his religion, Funkupaganism, or The Church of the Exquisite Panic Inc. in 1964. It’s what he calls an Orthodox Pagan belief where its . . . → Read More: Funkupaganism and Art

Archaeologists begin historic Stonehenge dig

By Nic Fleming

Archaeologists began a historic dig on Monday which they hope will unlock the ancient secrets of Stonehenge once and for all. The researchers started digging a trench to examine the first stones erected at the site – the first excavation at the monument to be given the go-ahead for 44 years. Samples . . . → Read More: Archaeologists begin historic Stonehenge dig

Dobson editing radio show to avoid Canadian ‘hate crimes’ laws

By Bob Unruh

“Hate crimes” laws were defeated in Congress just a few months ago. Just a few weeks ago, Frank Wright of the National Religious Broadcasters Association warned, “We must be one in Christ to face the days ahead” because “hate crimes” laws would create untold new liability for Christians. Now a major Christian . . . → Read More: Dobson editing radio show to avoid Canadian ‘hate crimes’ laws

Taditional witchcraft, Which Wytch is Witch

This essay is written to show the differences as well as what similarities exist between what is known as the practice of *Traditional Witchcraft* and the practice of *Wicca*.

The practice of what has been termed as Traditional Craft or Trad Craft has seen a rise in the number of seekers of information and actual . . . → Read More: Taditional witchcraft, Which Wytch is Witch

Pagan Pizza

By Elena Gray-Blanc

Italian Pie Meets Goddess Worship. If there are two things, however alliterative, that one wouldn’t expect to find in combination, it’s paganism and pizza. Nonetheless, a dedicated group of Santa Barbara pagans have been meeting once a month on Friday night to hang out at the Carrillo Rusty’s, eat pizza, and talk . . . → Read More: Pagan Pizza

What is Wicca? What is Witchcraft?

by Karen Mitchell

The two title questions are often hotly debated in Pagan circles. There really is no one ultimate definition of either Wicca or Witchcraft, only definitions that most people can agree with most of the time. I will give you my answers to these two questions. I can promise you that these . . . → Read More: What is Wicca? What is Witchcraft?